The Change Nigerians Clamour: Setting Records Straight

By:Roland Bayode and Olaleye Jekanmo_

Nigeria is truly blessed with stunning mineral resources, good atmosphere to live and nationalistic citizens.

However, the emergence of Civilization and cultural imperialism seem to have outlived the African giant heritage as the white man policy is now in control perhaps one of the major reason why things are no longer at ease due to the style adopted by the playmaker.

The seat which ought to be an arena to serve the majority has to turn out to be a race of throne, only the strong can survive…

The voiceless can not express their feelings to the judiciary because they don’t have what it takes to even approach the cop men, despite the popular display  _POLICE IS YOUR FRIEND_

The trust house is not as strong as ever.

The call for modification has been raised by several writers and prominent individual to effect the change citizens wanted, yet we are still hanging our bell and there is no one to ring and wake us from slumber.

Joseph Dada, a resident of Ibadan while lamenting his dissatisfaction with the current state of the nation narrated how the unfavourable atmosphere of the nation has reduced him to depending on small scale farming as a source of livelihood despite being a first-class graduate of Chemical sciences.

He said, “If someone told me I would end up with a job like this after spending four years at the university,  I would probably have cursed them.

I applied for jobs almost everywhere, sent my CV to families and friends who requested for it but all to no avail, I have to subscribe to small scale farming just for the sake of daily survival”.

When Joseph was asked to highlight the changes he yearned for as far the destiny of the country is concerned, he disclosed that the only change that can revitalize the unpleasant atmosphere of the country is that the government devises measures to totally eradicate the overwhelming unemployment and under-employment in the country.

Indeed, many questions yearning for answers has continued to dominate the airspace as regards Nigeria.

A country whose autonomy was granted over 60 years ago is still behind in the race to make life comfortable for her citizens.

As the nation continues to struggle in all ramifications, the outcries renting the airspace by Nigerians in Nigeria and even beyond has continued to get consistently heightened, thus exposing and reposing the faults of the setbacks on the tables of government functionaries who have failed in instilling the needed changes that would have returned the nation to her glory days.

A residence of Ondo State, Oluwatosin Akinyele opines that for us to know the true change we really want, there’s a need for us to sit down ponder and eradicate every primitive thinking.

According to him  “Majority of our state inhabitants, Nigerians, are nothing more but hypocrites.”

He added… “Nigerians clamour for changes and exhibit grievance by protesting the bad leadership of the country which is the major issue we are facing. But what happens on the election day? They suddenly forget what has transpired and the suffering they’ve been subjected to, they give in to tokens of N2000 in exchange of 4 years leadership. If all this could be precluded with us wising up to elect good leaders and not the mediocre to public office, then the change we desire will make way to us”.

Abigael Ajisafe from Lagos state believes there are diverse areas that need changes like the health sector, education and others…

According to her, “Our Government need to improve citizens lives by ensuring that we are all safe, secured and poverty is eliminated if not totally, at least to the minimum level”.

She believes the issue of unemployment can be curbed if the Government focus more on the  Agricultural sector instead of crude oil and importation of foreign goods.

As regards the education sector, she opines that conducive environment for learning and qualified teachers is a key to help the Nigeria students, meanwhile, Government should also invest much in the health care by building, equipping hospitals and employing qualified Medical workers.

Pathetically, many Nigerians have continued to tumble in desperate poverty occasioned by the persistent downturns in the country.

Meanwhile, the invasion of the lingering coronavirus pandemic has further worsened the survival of the common masses as it has overtly birthed the epidemic of hunger in the country.

Moreover, some citizens in Nigeria have terrible stories and experiences to narrate as regards their survival in a nation characterized by economic hardship occasioned by delay in the payment of workers salaries,  persistent hike in the prices of necessities, anti-human policies of government, name it.

For the sake of reminiscence, it will be recalled that prior to 2015 general elections, Nigerians were desperate for a substantial change in the destiny of this country and thus entrusted their indelible mandates on President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC following his perceptible pledge to turn the country’s fortune around.

Is it not ludicrous that the emergence of some leaders who advocated change years back could not bring forth the desirable changes many Nigerians have clamoured for.

It is now obviously obvious, even to the blindfolded that some leaders have no talismanic spike to transform the country.

Is it not justifiable now to say the nation is moving from frypan to fire when the change the people are clamouring for in years is nowhere to be found…

It is indeed a nightmare for Nigerians to see situations aggravating under their nose, but they still believe the hope they wanted will be installed and reinstalled some days.

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